Courts should allow priority hearing only in exceptional cases when litigant furnishes genuine reasons: Kerala High Court

Under no other grounds shall a litigant be allowed to jump the queue or steal a march over the other litigants who filed cases earlier, a division bench of Justices AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Mohammed Nias CP said.

The Kerala High Court recently held that a litigant's case can be prioritized for hearing over and above the other cases filed earlier, only if the litigant files an application with genuine, valid reasons to the satisfaction of the court. [Prema Joy & ors. v John Britto].

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